It’s really hard for me to think of the year 2020 without thinking of the word “vision”! While I certainly do not have 20/20 vision in my old age, I’d like to think I do have vision... “the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.” I have always struggled thinking about 5 or 10 years out, but I do always like to start the new year thinking about my goals and aspirations for the year ahead.
What would I like to accomplish, professionally and personally? What have I been putting off? Where have I been wasting time or talents? Who would I like to spend more time with? What do I need to clear out to make room for the new?
Right now, my vision is a bit short-term, needing to get through surgery and recovery in January. I may do “New Year’s Revisited” after all that, to re-focus and set more specific goals. Being in limbo with the dates makes it a little challenging to plan too far ahead, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about it or planning beyond that. Health scares do help with prioritizing what’s important… if this was your last year on Earth, what would you want to accomplish? What would you want to leave behind? (Don’t worry, I’m not planning on going anywhere anytime soon, but we never know, do we?)
I think it’s important to take a look back, as well. What worked, what didn’t? What should you do more of? When did you feel your best? What motivated you? Where did you find your joy, and how do you get more of that going forward?
2019 was pretty awesome for us: Book release, senior year “lasts”, musical achievements, graduation, Italy, Virginia, college, speaking engagements, a grandbaby, photography, concerts galore, time with family and friends… and so much more! Yes, cancer stepped in, as well, but that doesn’t take away from all the wonderful things we got to experience in 2019.
So where do you see yourself in the New Year? What’s your vision?
Happy New Year, everyone! And thanks for your loyal readership! Here’s to good things in 2020!
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